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Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek


Kachenjunga base camp trek delivers an alternative trekking options that will get you off the beaten track and away from the crowds. Located in Nepal’s second Talent Mountain after Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a remote journey through the far eastern Himalayas. Though the base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga is located at a relatively lower elevation of 5,140 meters, the mountain itself, the third highest in the world, is situated at an impressive 8,586 meters above sea level. The three-week Kanchenjunga base camp treks, which pass through local ethnic villages one after another, give you the chance to get a feel for the cultures of the Rai, Limbu, and Sherpa majorities in the society as well as the varied and rich landscape. The trek area is located in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area, which is in the northeastern region of Nepal, along the borders with China and India. Along with the varied landscape, this region is home to a variety of wildlife, including snow leopards, red pandas, musk deer, and Himalayan black bears.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek is not open to all hikers; trekkers who would like to undertake they must obtain a specific trekking permit from an official Nepalese trekking agency. Access to this trek will be denied to those without a valid trekking permit and guides.


Visit the base camp to Nepal’s second and World’s third highest peak

Experience the cultures of diverse ethnicity including Tibetan, Rai, Limbu and Sherpa

Trek from subtropical valleys to rhododendron forest to high alpine meadows

Stay with local families and get a glimpse into their daily life

Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including the red panda, blue sheep, Himalayan black bear and the rare snow leopard

View of Kanchenjunga North from Pangpema Base Camp


Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 2 : Trek preparation and shopping for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed and breakfast

Day 3 : Fly to Bhadrapur (91M), and drive to Ilam (1,667M)

Day 4 : Drive to Taplejung (1,800M), and trek to Mitlung (921M), Approx: 4 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Chirwa (1,270M), Approx: 6 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Sekathum (1,660M),Approx: 6 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Amjilossa (2,510m), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Gybala (2,730M), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Ghunsa (3,595M), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 10 : Rest day and Acclimatisation at Ghunsa (3,595M)

Day 11 : Trek to Khambachen (4,100M), Approx: 6 hrs

Day 12 : Rest day and Acclimatisation and Rest day at Khambachen (4100m)

Day 13 : Trek to Lhonak (4,785M), Approx: 6 hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Pangpema (5,143m) at Northside Base Camp of Kanchenjunga and back to Lhonak (4,785m), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 15 : Trek back to Ghunsa (3,595M), Approx: 6 hrs

Day 16 : Trek to High camp before Mirgin La (4,100M), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 17 : Trek to Tsrem (3,870M) after crossing Mirgin La (4,663M), Approx: 9 hrs

Day 18 : Day hike to Oktang 4730m, and back to Ramche (4,580M), Approx: 6 hrs

Day 19 : Trek to Tortong (3,000M), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 20 : Trek to Uamphudim (2,080M), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 21 : Trek to Khebang (1915m), Approx: 6 hrs

Day 22 : Drive to Ilam (1210m), Approx: 7 hrs

Day 23 : After having early morning breakfast, drive to Bhadrapur and flight to Kathmandu. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 24 : As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and meals breakfast, Lunch, dinner hot drinks tea/ coffee during 21 days Kanchenjung base camp trip in mountain tea house
    • Professional and experience license holder trekking guide salary and insurance
    • Porter salary, equipment and insurance
    • Airfare to Bhadrapur and back to Kathmandu with guide
    • Standard hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 3 nights in twin sharing basis
    • Kanchenjunga area special trekking permit fees
    • Kanchenjunga conservation area permit
    • Transport to Illam and back from Suketar to Bhadrapur
    • Private transportation for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu as per itinerary
    • Trip route map
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gears
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet, data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue cost
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff


Additional Information

The walking trail from beginning to end incorporates physically demanding terrain, ensuring that you should be prepared to walk for approximately 7-8 hours a day some days there are more than specified hours walk. On average, you can expect to cover a distance of around 10 kilometers per day. The itinerary are lengthy & route involves challenging, including rocky hills, rivers, gorges, glaciers, passes, and several steep ascents and descents through dense pine, rhododendron trees, alpine pasture area. As you make your walk higher up, we walk slow and take rest to have enjoyable trekking experience and ensuring safety. Acclimatization is crucial in the increasing altitude, in order to adapt to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness. It allows your body to adjust to the decreasing oxygen levels and reduces the risk of any health complications. During this trek additionally, taking rest days at several altitude such as 3700m, 4100m will give trekkers the opportunity to explore the local culture and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Our team of professionals is dedicated to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout the journey. With their expertise and assistance, you can focus on creating unforgettable memories and achieving your travel goals. The important thing is to have a willingness to challenge yourself and push your limits. Whether you’re just starting out or have been hiking for years, there will always be opportunities for growth and improvement. Hiking and walking since couple of month of this trek is a great way to improve your physical health and build endurance over time.

It is important that participants with pre-existing health check problems or conditions should make these known to us at the time of booking. This information is crucial for us to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants during the event. So that, we can make necessary arrangements and provide appropriate support if needed.

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu: 3 star Deluxe hotel with bed and breakfast on twin sharing

On trek: 21 days basic standard twin sharing accommodation in the tea house (trekking guest house), with 3 meals daily, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and hot drinks Tea/ Coffee). The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel Insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.

When is the best time to do Kanchenjunga base camp Trek in General ?

While Nepal can be visited all year, the best times to go walking and trekking to Kanchenjunga base camp are in the spring (March– May) and autumn (late September-November).

Autumn; The best time of year to do Kanchenjunga base camp trek is supposedly in the autumn. With dry weather and crisp, clear skies, the mountain views are at their best. Since the summer monsoon, the countryside has been lush and green.
Spring; As the weather warms up in late February and May wide variety of trekking options become available. The gorgeous magnolia and rhododendron will be in bloom, even though the skies may be cloudier than in the fall.
Winter; Generally, winter brings bright, dry days, though the evenings are bitterly cold at altitude and snow can block path and tea house are closed.

How many permits will I need for Kanchejunga Base Camp Trek ?

If you’re planning to trek to the Kanchenjunga trek, you require the restricted permit / which is also called special trekking permit and Kanchenjunga conservation area entrance Permit. These permits are mandatory to enter conservation areas along the trekking route in order to protect trekkers’ data and for their safety. The permits also help fund conservation efforts and support local communities.

Required gears checklist for Kanchenjunga base camp trek.

Having the right gear ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.
Below we present you a require complete packing list suitable for Kanchenjunga base camp trek.

Hiking gears for Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek.

Day bag 1 – A porter will carry your primary gear in duffel bag (up to 12kg per trekker). You’ll need to bring your own daypack. 30–35L is adequate.

Dry Bag 1 – This protects your bag and clothing from potential moisture, wet object and rain.

Walking pole 1 – ( if necessary) Trekking poles can decrease the impact on your joints by up to 20%. They are excellent for knees while going down. We recommend adjustable Black Diamond trekking poles.

Water bottle or camel bag 1 – Capacity to carry 3 litre of water. Options: 2 x 1.5 litre wide mouth nalgene bottles or 2 litre platypus + 1 litre water bottle.

Head light 1 – You will need a headlamp with a good light output for any late-night restroom trips, as well as importantly for pass day. Petzl make renowned and affordable headlamps.

Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket 1 – You’ll need this on pass as well as in the evenings at lodge camp when you’re tired, you feel the cold a lot more.

Sleeping bag 1 –  rated 0°F, -20°F.

Light or medium wight warm hiking trouser 2 –  an option of convertible trousers.

For the colder parts of the trek you’ll need good winter hiking pants – just make sure they are breathable.

Warm liner 1 –  For extra warmth in sleeping bag.

Warm sun hats 1 –  lot of heat is lost through your head, so be sure to get a warm thermal hat as well as one that protects your neck from the harsh rays of the sun.

Fleece / jacket and pants 1 –  Modern technical fleeces (such as Polartec) make excellent insulation layers.

Windproof jacket and Pants 1 –  pants with full-length zips make getting them on and off quick and easy.

Long and half sleeve hiking shirt 3 – As per you body size lightweight, moisture wicking long and short sleeved shirts.

Buff for (neck and head) – 1

Walking boot 1 – We recommend light- to mid-weight waterproof boots with good ankle support. You don’t need to go full-mountaineering boot.

Gloves / mittens  2 – For the cold nights through the trek and for the larke pass day, we recommend heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant gloves.

Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) 3-4, pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for larke day.

Gaiter 1 – Help keep your trousers clean in dusty, wet and muddy trail conditions

Flip flap/ Sandal 1 – To wear around after a day’s trek we recommend bringing a pair of sandals

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream 1 – SPF 40+ Sunscreen is very important as the sun’s rays are much stronger at altitude.

Sun glass  2 – (incase of one broke) choose high UV protection glasses of any brand as sun intensity after 3500 is very high.

Sun hat 1 – if possible go for a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection, and has a neck cover if you aren’t going to be wearing a neck gaiter

Lip guard 1 –  To keep your lip moisturized in dry air and the stronger sun ray

Tooth brush – 1

Face wash soap – 1

Sanitizer wipes – 2/2, You won’t be showering at altitude, so anti-bacterial ‘wet wipes’ are a good way of maintaining personal hygiene.

Towel – 1

Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water Water can get pretty boring, so it’s a good idea to bring along an electrolyte formula that’s flavored to your liking.

Snacks energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day Snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, and candy can help give you a quick energy boost while on the trail. Just avoid anything with caffeine in it.

Ear plugs – For light sleepers. Snoring travels in quiet high altitude lodges

Prescription medicine

Water purifier tablet / lightweight pen filter

Toilet paper – Bring two rolls of toilet paper, one to keep in your daypack for use on the trail, and one in your duffel for use at tea house camp. Taking the cardboard center out makes it easier to transport.

Menstrual product for her

Diamox (if using)

Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes

Antibiotic cream or ointment


Foot powder

Nail cutter

Personal belonging items


Cash Visa / credit card

Cell phone

Power bank backup and charger – The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric or electronic appliances in Nepal without a voltage converter.

Camera / Gopro

Reservation cancellations policy

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 49 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 48 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   High Altitude
  • Duration Trip Durations :  21 Days Actual Trek
  • Point Highest Point :  5,143m / 16,871ft
  • Season Best Season :  Oct, Nov - Mar to Mid June
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathamandu and Full board on Trek

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